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January 2018

Christmas Events


Thank you to everyone who supported or helped at our school events at the end of last term.  Our Christmas Concert featured a number of performances from pupils from P3 upwards - Highland Dancers, the school Pipe Band, our school Brass Group, Woodwind, Brass and Chanter players, the school Choir and P7 performing a short drama created during their work with The Walking Theatre as part of the Campbeltown Area Regeneration  Scheme.  The Craft Fayre, to which all pupils contributed crafts for selling, generated the excellent total of £1450.  The funds were split equally between our school funds and charities.  Our chosen charities this year were the local Shopper Aide and World Vision which supports children in poverty.


The Nativity performance by P1 and P2 was very successfully performed to parents and families, with the pupils clearly enjoying and showing confidence in their performance on the school stage.  A fantastic sum of £364 was raised from the silver collection and raffle, which will again help school funds.


P7 and P6 pupils, led by Mrs Watson, entertained shoppers at the Co-op and Tesco on two wintry evenings with their Carol singing.  They raised again an amazing amount of £355 towards the cost of their Edinburgh residential trip in the Summer Term.


In the build-up to Christmas the Choir performed at the Town Carol Service both as a school group and with Dalintober's Choir.  P7 also visited the Kintyre Nursing Home to entertain the residents with their singing.







The Term so far...


As well as the busy daily work that goes on in every class, a number of additional activities have started or taken place since the start of term:

  • P1, P4 and P7 have each benefited from two Oral Health lessons delivered by Caroline Glen from the Oral Health Team.

  • P3 and P3/4, led by Mrs Hill and Mrs Hurd, organised the Burns Bash last Thursday.  Every class in the school visited the two classrooms.  P3/4 pupils served Irn-Bru and shortcake in P3/P4's Cafe while P3 pupils manned their baking stall with the help of Pupil Council members who also ran the Bric-a-Brac and competition stalls in the area between the classes.  Entertainment was provided by Highland Dancers from the classes.  Another brilliant amount of £345 was raised in total from the activities and the non-uniform day towards school funds.

  • P4 pupils from P3/4 together with our P4/5 class have been enjoying their sequence of swimming lessons and visits to the Aquilibrium library this term.

  • P5 have started a series of Samba lessons, which we are hoping will lead to a Samba performance to their parents.

  • iCycle cycling proficiency training started on Friday for P6 pupils.  The plan is for them to have three training sessions in our back playground and then three on the roads in the Smith Drive area before their final assessment session.  Mrs MacKay has kindly volunteered to lead the training.

  • Mrs Watson organised a Bingo Evening for P7 parents and pupils to attend at the Argyll Bowling Club in aid of further fundraising for the P7 Edinburgh Trip.  A further very valuable £422 was raised to help towards the cost of the trip.

  • This week is seeing the start of the second part of P7's drama work with The Walking Theatre group in connection with the Campbeltown Area Regeneration Scheme.  The series of lessons will lead to a presentation of P7s work from the project.


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